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MO – HOME DEFENSE – What the ‘Castle Doctrine’ means in Missouri (VIDEOS)

As the story of a Central West End couple who pointed guns at protesters as they marched through their neighborhood Sunday continues to stir emotion and make national headlines, the discussion over the legality of their actions is front and center. Videos from the protest showed the man holding a semi-automatic rifle and a woman pointing a pistol at the crowd marching down the street. The videos circulated widely on…

CO – GUN CONTROL – Colorado Supreme Court upholds state’s law banning large-capacity gun magazines

THE COLORADO SUPREME COURT ON MONDAY UPHELD THE STATE’S 7-YEAR-OLD BAN ON GUN MAGAZINES THAT HOLD MORE THAN 15 ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION. ROCKY MOUNTAIN GUN OWNERS, A HARD-LINE GUN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION BASED IN COLORADO, CHALLENGED THE LARGE-CAPACITY MAGAZINE LAW, ARGUING THAT IT VIOLATES THE STATE CONSTITUTION.

WI – GUN RIGHTS – Gun show at parish rankles Wisconsin Catholic

A RETIRED CATHOLIC SCHOOL TEACHER IS PROTESTING HOW A SMALL CATHOLIC CHURCH IN RURAL WISCONSIN HAS BEEN THE SITE OF AN ANNUAL GUN SHOW THAT INCLUDES THE SALE OF ASSAULT RIFLES AND HANDGUNS. ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH IN MUSCODA, WISCONSIN, IS ONE OF FOUR COMMUNITIES THAT MAKE UP THE CORPUS CHRISTI PARISH IN THE MADISON DIOCESE. AN UNUSED SCHOOL BUILDING OWNED BY THE CHURCH HAS BEEN THE LOCATION OF THE VILLAGE'S ANNUAL MUSCODA GUN SHOW. ACCORDING TO BRENT KING, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE DIOCESE OF MADISON, THE EVENT WAS STARTED "A NUMBER OF PASTORS AGO." NCR FOUND ONLINE ADVERTISEMENTS FOR THE EVENT GOING BACK TO 2016. THE GUN SHOW HAS ANGERED PAUL WYSOCKI, A LOCAL CATHOLIC, WHO ARGUES IT COUNTERS CHURCH TEACHING AGAINST VIOLENCE.

NAT’L – NRA – NRA has shed 200 staffers this year as group faces financial crisis

THE GUARDIAN.COM June 29, 2020 – After spending over $30m to help elect Donald Trump in 2016, the National Rifle Association faces a deepening financial crisis with over 200 staff layoffs and furloughs in 2020, according to three NRA sources, gun analysts and documents.

The situation is likely to hinder efforts by the gun rights group to help Trump and…

OK – GUN NEWS – Annual event offers chance to fire unusual weapons — and blow stuff up

THE LONG DRIVE FROM JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI LAST SATURDAY TO THIS RURAL COMMUNITY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA IS ONE HOUSTON HARDIN DOESN’T MIND TAKING EACH JUNE. IT’S ALWAYS A BLAST. THOUSANDS OF SECOND AMENDMENT ADVOCATES AND GUN ENTHUSIASTS HAVE GATHERED IN THIS TINY TOWN EACH JUNE FOR 19 YEARS TO MEET UP WITH FRIENDS, SHOOT FULLY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS, RIDE IN HELICOPTERS, AND EVEN BLOW UP BROKEN-DOWN CARS AT THE OKLAHOMA FULL AUTO SHOOT AND TRADE SHOW. ABOVE ALL, THEY SAY, THEY HOPE TO EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT FIREARM SAFETY AND DEMONSTRATE WHY THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS IMPORTANT.

NAT’L/INT’L – GUN NEWS – Uzi: Why This Legendary Submachine Gun Could Be Making a Comeback

THE UZI PRO SUBMACHINE GUN IS EXACTLY AS ADVERTISED: A MODERNIZED UZI, BUT AN UZI NONETHELESS. FIREARMS MANUFACTURER ISRAELI WEAPON INDUSTRIES (IWI) IS BEST KNOWN AS THE CREATOR OF THE UZI, A COMPACT SUBMACHINE GUN DESIGNED FOR URBAN AND CLOSE-QUARTERS USE. ENSHRINED IN POPULAR CULTURE THROUGH SUCH CLASSICS AS SCARFACE AND USED IN OVER 90 COUNTRIES SINCE ITS INTRODUCTION IN THE MID-1950’S, THE UZI REMAINS ONE OF THE MOST RECOGNIZED GUNS IN THE WORLD. BUT THE ORIGINAL UZI SAW A STEEP DECLINE IN THE FOLLOWING DECADES-- ESPECIALLY WITH THE PROLIFERATION OF AK-PATTERN WEAPONS IN THIRD AND SECOND-WORLD CONFLICTS-- AND IS NOW NEARLY EXTINCT AS A MILITARY SERVICE FIREARM.

MO – GUN SAFETY – First time for firearms

FIREARM AND AMMUNITION SALES HAVE SEEN A MASSIVE INCREASE IN SALES NATIONALLY IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS, AND AS OF RECENTLY BECAUSE OF RIOTING AND LOOTING ASIDE FROM THE PROTESTING. HERE IN NORTHWEST MISSOURI, ONE OUTDOOR SHOP OWNER HAS NOT SEEN THE TREND IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. BUT THE SHOP HAS NOTICED AN INCREASE IN FOOT TRAFFIC AND GUN PURCHASES IN THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS DUE TO NUMEROUS REASONS. “THIS YEAR HAS BEEN AN ODD YEAR,” JEFF LEONARD, THE OWNER OF J & B OUTDOORS, SAID. “WE HAVE HAD THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, THE MOST RECENT EVENTS THE PAST COUPLE WEEKS AND IT’S AN ELECTION YEAR. THERE HAS BEEN A DECREASE IN THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS (OF FIREARMS) BUT THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS HAS BEEN NOTHING I HAD SEEN BEFORE.” THE PROBLEM FOR FIREARM DEALERS IS THE SUPPLY FROM THE DISTRIBUTORS IS SEVERELY LIMITED AND LEONARD HAS NOT SEEN A TIME IN HIS LIFE WHEN ITEMS WERE AT SUCH HIGH DEMAND.

NAT’L – GUN RIGHTS – What Do You Do When Extremism Comes for the Hawaiian Shirt?

IT’S ONE OF THE MOST DISCUSSED STREET STYLES OF THE SPRING: TACTICAL BODY ARMOR, CUSTOMIZED ASSAULT RIFLES, MAYBE A SIDEARM AND HELMET, PAIRED WITH THE LANGUID FLORAL PATTERNS OF A HAWAIIAN SHIRT. WHILE IT’S NOT UNCOMMON TO SEE HEAVILY ARMED WHITE MEN TOTING MILITARY-GRADE GEAR ON AMERICAN STREETS, THE ADDITION OF THE HAWAIIAN SHIRT IS A NEW TWIST. IT TURNED UP IN FEBRUARY AT GUN RIGHTS RALLIES IN VIRGINIA AND KENTUCKY, THEN IN LATE APRIL AT CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN PROTESTS IN MICHIGAN AND TEXAS. THINK OF THE SHIRTS AS A CAMPY KIND OF UNIFORM, BUT FOR MEMBERS OF EXTREMIST GROUPS WHO ADHERE TO THE IDEA OF THE “BOOGALOO” — OR, A SECOND CIVIL WAR IN THE UNITED STATES.

MO – HOME DEFENSE – St. Louis Couple Emerge From Mansion Brandishing Weapons to BLM Protestors

VIDEO OF A COUPLE BRANDISHING FIREARMS AT NEARBY BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTORS OUTSIDE THEIR ST. LOUIS MANSION HAS GONE VIRAL. THE PROTESTORS APPEAR TO HAVE ENTERED A GATED AND PRIVATE STREET WHICH LED TO THE COUPLE TO EMERGE FROM THEIR HOUSE AND SEEMINGLY POINT THEIR GUNS AT PROTESTORS OUTSIDE THEIR HOME. VIDEO OF THE MOMENT WAS SHARED BY DANIEL SHULAR AND SHARED WIDELY. THE TWO INDIVIDUALS ARE PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS MARK AND PATRICIA MCCLOSKEY, WHO WORK AS PERSONAL INJURY TRIAL LAWYERS, AND EMERGED FROM THEIR HOUSE ARMED TO PREVENT PROTESTERS FROM WALKING ONTO THEIR PROPERTY IN THE FOREST PARK AREA OF ST. LOUIS ON SUNDAY EVENING.

NAT’L – MILITARY – The Army Was Looking For a Compact Submarine Gun. Did Sig Sauer Go Too Far?

The gun was designed to provide security details with a compact submarine guns, but it might have gone too far. SIG’s “Copperhead” pistol is one of the smallest guns of its type on the market. With a 3.5 inch barrel and an MSRP of over 1800 dollars, the gun is a very niche product. The odd design is a result of being built for the U.S. Army’s subcompact weapon (SCW) project. Unfortunately for…

NC – SELF – PROTECTION – Wilmington gun sales increase: ‘I think people are scared for their lives.’

Fear of downtown protests appear to be driving gun sales. Gun sales have soared in the Wilmington-area over the past month. According to several retailers, sales started to increase in March following the COVID-19 outbreak but shot through the roof at the beginning of June. “It started out with COVID-19 and everybody being confined to their homes and then escalated after the protests,” Justin King, general manger of BullZeye…

NAT’L – SELF-PROTECTION – New Gun Owners Could Sway Future Elections

Gun groups say millions of new gun owners could create ‘an even more formidable voting bloc. The record-breaking gun sales during the coronavirus pandemic could bolster candidates that support the Second Amendment in 2020 and alter the course of American gun politics for the foreseeable future. Several of the country’s leading gun-rights groups are working to convert many more first-time owners into new gun-rights voters in the run-up to…

NAT’L – GUN NEWS – This Forgotten French Submachine Gun Killed Mussolini

At the beginning of the Second World War, bolt action rifles were still the main weapon for most infantrymen, but the armies of Europe—as well as the United States—had seen the potential for a new class of weapon: the submachine gun. Many of those weapons have become iconic and tied to the respective nation that used them—the German MP-40, the Soviet PPSh-41, the British Sten Gun and the American Thompson. However, France’s…

VA – GUN RIGHTS – Park-goers claim to be threatened by people cleaning Richmond monument while holding guns (VIDEO)

People claiming to be with the City of Richmond were trying to clean the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument at Libby Hill Park on Sunday afternoon, but residents of the area said the people cleaning only brought fear as they held guns — and said that they would use them. Sister station 8News spoke to people at the monument who said the group cleaning was threatening people — claiming…

NAT’L – HUNTING – Local Deer Are Fawning Now

TELEGRAM.COM – While many species are mating now, deer aren’t one of them. The vast majority of does mated and got pregnant last November. Now after seven months of carrying their babies, they’re delivering at the perfect time. Late May and early June provide enough lush vegetation to hide fawns from predators — and to produce plenty of milk….

NAT’L – HUNTING – Coyotes Affect Deer During Fawning Season

DEER AND DEER HUNTING.COM – Do coyotes affect deer populations? That’s about as obvious as asking “do coyotes eat fawns?” Dumb questions, right? Not really, because it’s a topic that all deer hunters should know inside out. Coyotes affect deer hunting, and this year’s fawning season is upon us. After all, when coyotes attack deer, they invariably affect everything…

DC – GUN CONTROL – Bill introduced to close loophole allowing gun sales without completed background check

A bill has been introduced that officials said would close a loophole that allows guns to be sold without a completed background check. U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth D-IL) have joined other senators across the country in introducing the “Background Check Completion Act.” The legislation, they said, will close a current loophole that allows gun sales to go forward if a background check is not completed…

IA – GUN RIGHTS – Gov. Reynolds Signs Pro-Gun & Pro-Hunting Bills

Yesterday, Governor Kim Reynolds signed House File 2502 to protect shooting ranges from being shut down by unreasonable local ordinances and ensure that Second Amendment rights remain protected across the state. On June 18th, she signed House File 716 to improve hunting opportunities in Iowa by defining the types of cartridges that may be used for deer hunting and expanding opportunities for youth hunters to hunt under the supervision…

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